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Great Barrington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place had a population of 2,241 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Great Barrington is located at latitude 42.194 and longitude -73.3615 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Great Barrington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378357) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place is located within Town of Great Barrington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Great Barrington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Barrington: Kenuckpacook, Westenhuck.

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Great Barrington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,241
Daytime Population: Workers 2,744
Daytime Population: Residents 1,061
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,805
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.70
Population in Households 2,181
Population in Familes 1,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 1,644
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $62,976
Average Household Income $93,517
Per Capita Income $45,325


Total Housing Units 1,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 590 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $371,667
Average Home Value $455,941


Total Households 1,094
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 523
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% -0.26%
Households 0.09% -0.28%
Families 0.32% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Great Barrington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Barrington to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 179 28th
Population Density # 106 57th
Diversity Index # 65 74th
Median Household Income # 158 36th
Per Capita Income # 72 71st

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